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2008 Wilmington Holiday Parade

(updated: Jan 14, 2009)

Update: Added a photo of the plaque and link to video of the parade. I still don't know where to put this award and the one from last year. Maybe the bike shops?

Link to video coverage on WECT TV6. We start at about 52:38 min into the video.

Update: We got 1st place!!! We get $100 cash and a plaque. This is for the non-commercial float category. We put a lot into it, so I'm glad they liked it. Special thanks to everyone that helped out and participated. And Brad and the folks in Greenville, SC won as well. Check it: Greenville Holiday Parade 2008.

Bikes rule!

Photos of this year's Cape Fear Cyclists' float - Sweet Rides. We agreed that although the parade seemed to go faster this year, there were bigger crowds, despite the frigid weather. Yes it was very cold and gusts of wind buffeted the float, the CFC banner acting like a sail.

Our group this year, however, was smaller. We needed the tall bikes and we also put together a tree float but were missing the skewer for it so we couldn't use it.

Next year, we need to be near the front. We're so far back it takes about an hour to get moving after the parade starts, and the folks at the front are already finished.

I heard there was going to be at least one other bike float in the parade, but did not see any other bikes except a few unicycles.

It was still fun, even though I caught a cold this weekend. We rule, and people dig bikes.

I'll post video whenever WECT puts it on their website.


Filed Under: Ride Reports > North Carolina > Wilmington


1. eric said...

First place! That is awesome! It was fun riding in the parade with you guys. Cold, but fun. Congrats to everyone who worked on the float, you did a great job.

Dec 8, 2008 @ 4:56 PM

2. SIr Rides-a-Flat said...

AWESOME!!! The float looks stupendous! Congratulations!! Wish I was there :).

Dec 8, 2008 @ 5:07 PM

3. stephensquirrels said...

Riding in the parade was so much fun. If you didn't make it, plan on it next year!

Dec 8, 2008 @ 5:59 PM

4. Mrs. Bikes said...

Hurray! Working on the float and riding in the parade was lots of fun, and the first prize award makes it even better! A big thanks to everyone who helped and participated.

Dec 9, 2008 @ 6:17 AM

5. Sir Glide Bikes said...

Wow very impressive Loved the Mini Glider On the Float. Great job all!

Dec 9, 2008 @ 8:31 AM

6. Jay said...

Congratulations on first place! I hate that I missed it.

Dec 9, 2008 @ 12:07 PM

7. Jeff said...

Congrats guys!

I've got some additional photos posted on the Cape Fear Cyclists site.


Dec 9, 2008 @ 12:37 PM

8. SBA said...

Link here:

Parade photos on CFC website

Dec 9, 2008 @ 9:00 PM


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